Giro d'Italia 2024 contenders: Can anyone stop Tadej Pogačar?

The Slovenian is the outright favourite for overall victory but there are plenty of other riders capable of having a say on the start line

Tadej Pogacar
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Many would have you believe that the 2024 Giro d'Italia is already over before it has even begun. 

Tadej Pogačar will rightly arrive at the grande partenza in Turin as the favourite for overall victory, with the likes of Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) and Romain Bardet (dsm-firmenich PostNL) expected to battle it out for the final two spots on the podium behind him. 

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.